Nigerian singer and songwriter, Inetimi Timaya Odon, known as Timaya, and music artists manager, Ubi Franklin, on Wednesday, disagreed over the fight they both had in January 2021.
While Timaya contended he beat up Franklin during the clash, Franklin retained that he stood up to him (Timaya), and protected himself.
Timaya had on Wednesday morning called out to Franklin to concentrate on his profession and alleged new job as a nanny to Davido son Ifeanyi.
Timaya, who was also intimidated to beat up Franklin, recollected the record label boss of a related occurrence in January 2021 when they got into a physical feud.
In a post on his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday morning, Timaya wrote,
“Ubi Franklin you remember the beating I gave you in January last year? Don’t let me beat you again, and please I like your new JOB. As Ifeanyi’s NANI and please don’t mess it up. Davido is a good guy he can make your life. Please focus on your new JOB. Thanks.”
But disputing Timaya’s assertion, Franklin said he protected himself opposite to the singer’s assertion, adding that given another chance, he will still defend himself.
Giving his own account of what happened during the 2021 clash in a sequel of tweets, Franklin said he would deliver the Close Circuit Television Camera footage of what happened during the said fight.
He wrote, “I know because y’all see Timaya act gangster you feel say him fit beat me 😂😂😂 No Wahala, I go find that CCTV footage from my oga house see how he knelt down to beg. He called me the next day to apologise cos he was high and attacked me unprovoked, self-defense came to play.
“I made sure he got his, I wasn’t satisfied because they were too many Big Boys/men who knew he attacked me unprovoked because he was drunk and I did mine to fill gaps. I am not a violent person, but I will defend myself.”
Franklin also said Timaya was generating the clash in the public realm because he had called him out over his (Timaya) current hit-and-run dispute.
Franklin tweeted, “Timaya is so petty. You are angry because I told you how wrong it was to knock a woman down and leave her to her fate.
“You come to talk trash here today? I am not a person that will see wrong and keep quiet. You were wrong to have knocked that woman down and left her there. Period.”